Samsung’s ultra-thin Galaxy Tab S2

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Samsung’s ultra-thin Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung has officially unveiled its new, extremely thin Galaxy Tab S2 tablet range, measuring in at an impressive 5.6mm.

Both models of the Galaxy Tab S2 beat the iPad Air 2 in both weight and depth, with the 8 inch model weighing at just 265g and the 9.7inch tablet coming in at just under 390g making it both thinner and lighter than the iPad Air 2 which weighs in at 437g and has a depth of 6.1mm.

The Galaxy Tab S2 has an octa-core processor with a max speed of 1.9GHz and 3GB of RAM. The new tablet comes in either 32GB or 64GB of expandable memory.

It is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a new split screen multitasking feature.

It has an 8 megapixel camera, just like the iPad Air 2 and has the same fingerprint scanning feature found in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge which allows you to secure your device and make payments online with a simple tap of your finger.

Both devices are expected to hit the shelves sometime next month but no prices have been confirmed yet.

Samsung is getting thinner

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Not only have Samsung released an impressively thin and light tablet; they have also unveiled the Galaxy A8, which is their slimmest smartphone yet.

The Galaxy A8 comes in at just 5.9mm. It may not be the thinnest smartphone in the world but it is a millimetre slimmer than the iPhone 6.

The entire body is metal, with a screen size of 5.7inches and 1080p AMOLED screen.

Unlike the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy A8 will feature a microSD slot too.

The Galaxy A8 also has 8 mega pixel rear camera, a substantial 3050mAh battery and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Unfortunately, this device is only available in China and will come in white, black and gold handsets. There is no word yet on whether or not it will be released in the UK or how much it will be… But we will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and rumours. 

Luke Stanley